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Nov 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
is that the virginians if they don't breed of slaves, they are the assistance of the oppressed. >> let me just go back and point out one phrase and of saint domingo and saint domingo was a french colony in the west indies which has since become the republic of haiti. and during the 1790s, there was a very bloody revolution in which enslaved peoples established their freedom. and in the next decade to establish their own republic. this is something that deeply troubled virginians. because they feared that their own slaves would engage in revolution and in effect, these tyrants would kill men and women in their beds. and here is an image that expresses that fear by white virginians and this is an image from 1832 and it indicates the rebellion. what is striking is that that is a one off but there is nothing else like it. and this is a long-standing nightmare and that enslaved people will rise up in rebellion and engaged in indiscriminate massacre. in the actual evidence is that while people were often plotting to escape, they were not plotting mass murder. but this idea of the massacre is something that
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